DES MOINES (KWWL) -- In Ames. Allen Lazard had no problems proving himself racking up more than 3,000 receiving yards with 26 touchdowns, but the Cyclone went undrafted despite that record setting career at ISU.
"When I got to the NFL, people tried to limit me," says Lazard, "They tried to put me in certain boxes saying I can do this and that and I can only go this far."
After a tough first year with Green Bay, Lazard finally got a real opportunity last season. He made the most of it finishing as the Packers' second leading receiver with 477 yards and three touchdowns. The break-out year,however, was no surprise to the confident former Cyclone --
"I feel like I've always been the best player on the field," he says, "Everytime I've stepped on the field going back to when I was a kid going back to elementary, high school and college, that's just always how I've played."
Now in the offseason, Lazard was back in Iowa this week signing autographs and thanking the communities and fans who supported him along the way. Soon he'll be back to work looking to build upon that breakout year and fully prove he belongs with the best in the league.
"To me, I've never had an end, I've never had boundaries, I've always dreamed so big, and to have people say that to me and about me, that inspired me to prove them wrong."